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    #1

    Make the will

    Would you please take a look at my sentences and correct my mistakes?

    1.The children accused their father of making the will when he was intoxicated. ( do I need to write "the will or his will"?)
    2. A well-known painter willed his young lover a large house, which caused his family to rage.

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    Re: Make the will

    Both sentences are fine. "The will" or "his will" is correct.

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    #3

    Re: Make the will

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    which caused his family to rage.
    That is not natural to me. I'd suggest '... which enraged his family'.

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    Re: Make the will

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post

    1.The children accused their father of making the will when he was intoxicated.
    I would only expect to see 'the will' when that particular will has already been mentioned.

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    #5

    Re: Make the will

    It is highly likely that the children were already aware of the will when they made the accusation.

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    #6

    Re: Make the will

    In the wider context of the text in which this sentence occurred, the will could already have been mentioned. In that case, I would do the same as Rover_KE.

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